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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, day 1: Hjaltalín

Next on KEXP’s Iceland Airwaves broadcast live from Kex Hostel is Icelandic indie-rock band Hjaltalín. The band formed in 2004, but didn’t release their debut record Sleepdrunk Seasons for almost three years. It was certainly worth the wait, as the album quickly drew significant national attention. Things only got better for Hjaltalín, as their 2012Read more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 1: It’s Starting!

It’s an unseasonably nice day here in Reykjavik (with no signs of rain, snow, or blustering winds) on the first day of Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. Fans have come from around the world to experience the electric energy of the legendary Icelandic music scene, condensed spectacularly into five days of non-stop music. Though the festival doesn’t officially beginRead more…

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Music That Matters: Iceland Airwaves 2015 Preview

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 484 – Iceland Airwaves 2015 Preview Afternoon Show host KevinRead more…

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Live Video: Hjaltalín

Not all of the magical places in Iceland are majestic glaciers, crystal waterfalls, bubbling thermal springs, or the lava field dwellings of the so-called hidden folk — some are as common as public swimming pools. Sundlaugin, for instance, was for some sixty years a local pool just outside Reykjavik, until Sigur Rós converted it intoRead more…

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KEXP at KEXPort 2013

Last Saturday, our friends at KEX Hostel, hosts for KEXP’s Iceland Airwaves broadcast over the past two years, threw a party under our shared name… all the way in Reykjavik! KEXPort has become both a welcoming landing spot for KEXP as well as a conduit for Icelandic artists to reach the ears of KEXP listeners.Read more…

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KEXP Suggests: KEXPort at KEX Hostel in Reykjavik

KEX Hostel, our friendly hosts for KEXP’s Iceland Airwaves broadcast each year, are throwing a party tomorrow honoring our ongoing collaboration. The aptly named KEXPort features a marathon set of 12 bands in 12 hours, barely scratching the surface of the available talent in Reykjavik, and includes current KEXP favorites like Hjaltalín, Moses Hightower, andRead more…

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2012 Top Ten List Spotlight: Iceland Bands

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2012, leading up to our 2012 Top Album Countdown, as voted on by our listeners! Voting ends today, Friday, December 21st, so let us know your favorites right now, and tune in on Friday, December 28th to hear if yourRead more…

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Live Video: KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 3

On the final day of our broadcast during Iceland Airwaves ’11, we featured a selection of the excellent non-Icelandic bands performing the festival. Oklahoma band Other Lives took to the intimate space of the KEX Hostel in Reykjavik first and proved to be one of the most well suited bands at the festival with theirRead more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Friday: Hjaltalín

Iceland group Hjaltalín began in 2004 as a coalition of students aiming to win a songwriting competition, but the seeds were planted and it wasn’t long before the band had added four additional members to fill out their lush chamber pop sound. The addition of violin, bassoon, clarinet and cello to a traditional pop-rock setupRead more…

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SIFF “Face the Music” preview: Backyard

In Icelandic filmmaker Arni Sveinsson’s documentary Backyard, musician Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson brings together his friends and other musicians for an outdoor performance behind his house in Reykjavik. Festival screenings: May 26 – 4:00 PM – Neptune Theatre May 29 – 8:30 PM – Admiral Theatre As its title implies, Backyard is a familiar, comfortable andRead more…

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